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Medical Travel - Nunavut Health Care Plan

The Nunavut Health Care Plan offers limited coverage for medical travel to eligible Nunavummiut in the following areas:

  • Airfare
  • Ground Travel

Click here to find out if you are eligible for the Nunavut Health Care Plan.



Benefits: The government will arrange and pay for your airfare. You will only have to pay a $250 co-payment fee for return airfare to your community.

Making a Claim:You will receive an invoice in the mail with instructions on how to pay the $250 airfare fee.
Approved escorts will not be charged this co-payment fee.


Ground Travel

Benefits: The Nunavut Health Care Plan will cover the cost of ambulance services from the health centre to the airport, and from the airport to the health facility.

Making a Claim:If you are invoiced for ambulance service, please forward the invoice to the Health Insurance Programs Office in Rankin Inlet at the following address:


Nunavut Health Insurance Programs Office
Department of Health & Social Services
Bag 3
Rankin Inlet, NU
X0C 0G0

Phone: (867) 645-8001
Toll Free: (800) 661-0833